The Order of Canada
The Order of Canada is the centrepiece of Canada's honours system and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. The Order of Canada's motto is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (They desire a better country).
1983 - Kathleen M. Cox-Sutton
In a period of only nine years of jumping, Kathy Cox became Canada's premier woman parachutist, winning prizes in Canada, Europe, the United States and China. At the XIV World Parachuting Championship in 1978 she was named Women's World Champion in Individual Accuracy. Having retired from competition to follow studies in kinesiology and health, she is now a researcher at the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Downsview, Ontario.